5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – Dirty Revival - Mocha Man Style
5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – Dirty Revival

Portland-born, Dirty Revival is a band that delivers soulful sounds, funky beats, and electric performances. Led by the powerful vocals of Ms. Sarah Clarke and enhanced by verses from MC evv’n’flo, the band describes its sound as “soul-hop,” but they want listeners to hear so much more in their music.

“There’s a lot of throwback soul out there that’s really great, and is a big influence for us, but we differ in that we’re not trying to 100% emulate that style,” says Bassist Jon Shaw. “We take a lot of pop music cues from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and then use classic soul as a lens to focus our ideas into a song.”

To prove that point, the band’s self-titled album, Dirty Revival is filled with a variety of musical influences and styles that congeal into a single sound that represents Dirty Revival’s personality.

“Over the last couple of years we have been growing into our own name and our music has begun to take on a unique sound,” said Clarke.

With the record done, the band in touring heavily to get their music out there and share it with as many people as possible.

“This album represents us learning to musically articulate as a group, taking five different voices and blending them together in one strong and harmonious statement,” said Clarke. “Calling the album Dirty Revival is our way of introducing ourselves to the world as a unit. We are putting ourselves out there. This is who we are. Take it or leave it…but hopefully take it.”

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Click the photos below to read about the other artists in the series and listen to their music:

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